Tarnished plant bug
July 2, 2015
Feeding by tarnished plant bug adults and nymphs causes yellowing of terminal growth, which becomes twisted and distorted. In addition, leaves may appear ragged and discolored. Flowers may fail to develop, or the flower buds may abort. Tarnished plant bug overwinters as an adult.
Remove weeds and plant debris from adjacent areas. Contact insecticides may be applied when nymphs and adults are present.
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